What Are the Benefits of Down Comforters?

Kate Moore

Buying a quality down comforter can be an investment you will be happy you made. Though the cost is higher, it provides better insulating value and will outlast any synthetic alternative. Over time, it will even pay for itself with lower heating bills.

A well-cared for quality down comforter can last for generations.

With all of the benefits of a down comforter, it may be the last blanket you ever buy for yourself.


From the moment you cover up with a down comforter, you will notice how much warmer you feel on a chilly winter night. One of the greatest benefits of down is the ability to trap body heat within the loft of the filling, keeping you warm all night long. The more down that fills the comforter, the more warmth and insulation it will provide.


The same feature that causes down comforters to keep you warm will also keep you cool in the summer. Down is highly breathable, able to wick sweat and moisture away from your skin and will keep you from overheating. If you tend to be a warm sleeper or feel clammy at night, you can maintain a more even body temperature through the night with a down comforter.


Down comforters are lightweight to sleep under and will keep you warm without adding extra weight and bulk. You have no need to layer on more and more blankets when the weather turns cold. Making your bed in the morning takes just a simple shake and straightening rather than smoothing each and every layer of blankets.

Easy Care

Another benefit of down comforters is how easy they are to care for. Believe it or not, the fewer times you wash one, the better. If you frequently clean it, the down and feathers will break down and lose their ability to insulate. Protect the comforter with a duvet cover, and you will only need to clean the comforter if it becomes soiled or before storing it away.